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financial burden, a huge problem that is going to blow our budgets and our deficit apart. that is what the american people are looking at command that is why, you know -- lou: they are not looking at that, if i may. you know, they may, as they read your book, as they listen to dr. brown and his colleague, but the reality is, they're looking at a train wreck. the expression was used to describe the website. it is so monumentally massively more than that that it is incomprehensible. the number. $17 trillion. 9 million people added to the medicaid rolls. we are looking at an explosion of entitlements and debt and possibly devastation to the deficit and to the country if we don't get in charge of it. >> you are absolutely -- >> this president seems to have no sense of what to do. i will give you the last word here congressman, but it seems the republicans don't have the answers either. >> you are absolutely correct. it is monumental. needs to be totally ripped out by the roots and replaced with something such as my patient option act. we do have some republicans and democrats that wants to
. it is untenable, is not? >> food stamps are not expected to be contributing to our long-term death of deficit. neil: the amount of money that we are committing, and the top that we are talking about, you're right about the improvement and things will snap back into place when the economy and the recovery snaps back into place. but right now it is untenable. >> in terms of relaxing standards, some of this is -- for example, someone will have to qualify for work in order to get this. that seems like a good policy to me. >> i agree with that, but there's a lot of pride fraud in the program and that is indisputable. and the people on both sides have their own opinions. let me finish. you will from both sides want to help the poor out. everyone wants to help the poor out. help them, give them a job. the problem is there is abuse of the system that is being underreported and understated by the democrats who are basically saying that it's nonexistent. i totally disagree with that. >> the studies say that the fraud rate is very low. >> it is misreported. >> it's not just for families. >> yes, it is.
anymore. we explored our countries trust deficit. robbie leatherwood will speak with us next. reporter: vice president aydin in asia, trying to keep the chinese are starting a military conflict. former army four-star general jack keane on what the administration should do next as a business owner, i'm constantly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male announcer get the spark business card from capital one. choose 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every d. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! ♪ [ male announcer ] the parking lot helps by letting us know who's coming. the carts keep everyone on the right track. the powerools iroduce themselves. all the bits and bulbs keep themselves stocked. and the doors even handle the checkout so we can work on that thing that's stuck in the thing. [ female announcer ] tod
't trust each other anymore. we explored our countries trust deficit. robbie leatherwood will speak with us next. reporter: vice president aydin in asia, trying to keep the chinese are starting a military conflict. former army four-star general jack keane on what the administration should do lou: let's take a look at the global hotspots that are not cooling. in afghanistan, president hamid karzai shutdown secretary john kerry's suggestion that the united states could rcumvent through famine have afghans defense ministers on a security agreement that would allow u.s. troops to stay in the country past next year. the spokesman of hamid karzai says he would not promote any of his ministers to sign in his place my certain demands are met, including a demand to change miliary operation. any major blow to hezbollah. one of its top military leaders gunned down outside of hishome in a busy beirut suburb. has bloke was quick to blame israel for the assassination and israel denied any involvement in the death of the terrorist. in the ukraine, more protest over closer ties with russia and reduction of
is insolvent it is detroit. has been borrowing money and using deficit financing for years. this is not a bankruptcy like jefferson county, alabama which is a single transaction. this is a city that is structurally solvent meaning it spends more than has coming in and accumulated debt that it can't pay back. connell: this portion of it jeff was referencing, refused to go farther than people thought with regard to pensioners. they get no more favorable standing than other creditors do. jeff says that could have implications for other places. >> it could have implications but those places have to be in bankruptcy. at this point you have two dozen states where state court rulings or constitutions protect pensions, not only what you already earned but anything you might turn going forward which is far greater protection than anyone has in the private sector.% so you still have to be in bankruptcy for this to apply and right now we don't have a lot of cities tumbling into bankruptcy. dagen: will it encourage them and push municipalities toward this? >> it is a very interesting s
that will solve this problem. it doesn't have a lot of opposition, wouldn't add a dime to the deficit and congress should waste no time in enacting get. ashley: the problem is congress is embroiled in these budget battles that get pushed back two or three month. could this get lost in the shuffle as they deal with a bigger budget? >> we are hopeful that because this has such strong public support it has bipartisan support which is increasingly rare these days. we are hopeful that congress will take it up but it could get lost in the shuffle. ashley: this is a huge hit economy, any numbers over the last year 700,000 yorker's saved $330 million for this benefit. if they lose, that is money taken out of people's pockets and that has to hurt the economy. >> exactly right. this benefit is also good for businesses. people take transit to work save their employers through this tax benefit $300 million in 2010 alone. and letting just the transit portion of this benefit be cut in half, creates an unlevel playing field. if you are a business where a large number of your employees takes public transit to wor
't the unions with deficit down and negotiate? >> maybe at some point. dennis: we do it in the private sector all the time, why can't you? >> this idea government workers are uncomfortable, but yet all activity. >> it is ridiculous. these people deserve what they were told they would get. >> it is a lot more antigovernment. dennis: you're a good sport. the congressional bill in illinois, you'll hear from the guy who could be the next governor in illinois. talk was tracy byrnes and ashley webster at 2:00 p.m. cheryl: "wall street journal" reporting americans with chronic illnesses might also be big losers with higher out-of-pocket drug cost. joining us to talk about how it will affect the pocketbook, it is great to have you on the program. the journal found the biggest issue here is the still had to sign up for the plan before they will tell you what your benefits are going to be. how are we supposed to know what it will be? >> they are very tough, especially where lots of sick people are opting into the exchanges premiums may be lower. they will have a tough time figuring out how much will co
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